I spent some time out at the Microsoft Ignite conference in May this year (2015) and stopped in at the new Microsoft browser session – Edge Browser overview with Fred Pullen; Sr Product Marketing Manager A drumbeat theme of the session was that the new browser should render the web just as any other browser, that Microsoft had… More Is Microsoft Edge Browser Failing before it starts in supporting Real Time Communications?
MacRumors posted a story that a former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod. Currently I have an app int he OS X App store that supports exactly… More Apple tried to lock out 3rd party players but seems to have changed its spots
As reported by The Verge, Microsoft has rolled out Skype-powered chat into it’s Word and Powerpoint apps. Clearly, after the announcement that Lync was to become Skype for Work, Skype will be the one that survives the platform merge… The move makes total sense for consumers…. but not so much for Enterprises. So now the… More Got Lync? Being pushed to go O365? Better get used to Skype.
Within a year or two, all modern browsers will be able to natively do HD Videoconferencing. No need to download Skype anymore. As I mentioned in the previous blog post, H.264AVC was chosen to be one of two mandated codecs (VP8 is the other) for browsers to support in order to be “WebRTC compliant”. Generally… More Will Microsoft Lync (Skype for Work) switch tracks and go to H.264AVC?
Clients In today’s world we have lots of options as consumers for collaborative apps. We’re living in paradise! The various app stores are chock-full of tools we can use. Woot! There is a nasty problem that has been proliferating however, and that’s the problem of islands of these collaboration tools. We’re living in tropical paradises… More Amazing month for open and cloud collaboration
It looks like we are much closer to a solution for WebRTC in browsers. Over the lifetime of the WebRTC spec, there has been a battle between competing codecs – VP8 and H.264. VP8 champions noted that the codec was “free”, however the IPR related to the codec looked like it was not in the… More WebRTC codecs for browsers essentially chosen in IETF
Microsoft today announced a move from Lync to Skype for Business. While most believe this is a simple rebrand and some lipstick on the clients, I believe it’s a signal of a whole lot more. This first round will essentially be a rebranding and UI tweaking exercise to make the two look more similar. In… More Here comes Skype for Business… The start of a new era and a lot of change